News & Announcements

Welcome to our Website!

Our website is open to the public.  We welcome you to discover our council and activities. 

Only the "Members Only" area requires a unique Knights ID to access secured information.

 

This new site has everything from the old site. 

SIGN UP Volunteer events

Here is our list of current events which need our help.  Click on the Title to Sign Up via the Sign Up Genius.

 

Pancake Breakfast

September 29th - Boy Scouts

October 20th - Youth Ministry

November 17th - St Vincent De Paul Society

December 15th - FOCUS missionaries

January 19th - Pro Life

February 23rd - American Heritage Girls

 

Free Throw Contest

Saturday, January 25th 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

 

Lenten Dinners

February 28th

March 6rd

March 13th

March 20th

March 27th

April 3rd

 

 

 

Knights of Columbus Grill Team

 

The Grill Committee is always looking for good men who love to work on the fire.  We have some upcoming events in need of help.  Duties will be set up, grilling some meat (potentially other things), serving food, and clean up.

 

Saturday, May 9th

Knights Grilling for Micro Soccer Tourney - time and location TBA

 

Three Calendar Club Grill Outs (more info coming soon...)

 

Any questions contact Brent Kollars.

 

Knights of Columbus Council 10909 has many members with skills, talents, and ideas.  We need your help with the following tasks or projects.  

 

 

 

Website Maintenance and Updating

Our website is a high volume amount of information about our council and about all the current events, services, projects we have going.  Our events calendar can be a challenge to keep updated.  We are looking for someone who can update the calendar after meetings to ensure we have the proper times and dates.  Very little computer knowledge is required.  

 

Christmas Book handout 2020

Our Council has donated funds to help evangelize our parish and visitors during the Christmas season specifically all Christmas Eve and Christmas Day masses.  We need Brothers to help organize and recruit other members to help handing Dynamic Catholic Books during the masses.  We are not asking you to be at every mass, but work on recruiting, marketing, and organizing others to help during their normal mass times.  

 

Membership Data and updating

With more than 590+ members, we are in constant need to reach out to members and recruit them for events or gauge their level of involvement at this point.  We are looking for people to help us reach those members.  This would be calling, texting, or emailing members to update their information.  We would also look at their interests and level of activity at this given time.  

 

Online payment vendor

Our council utilizes PayPal as our online vendor for membership transactions, item purchasing, retreat registration, golf registration, and donations.  The account has gone through many updates over the years.  We could utilize someone's knowledge and expertise in evaluating our account and see if we would be better served by another vendor or other options.

 

Lenten Dinner Coordinator (s) 2020

We are looking for new blood to lead our Famous Lenten Dinners.  Matt Smith has been running the show for years and we can not thank him enough for his time, energy, and leadership.  Matt will still be around and help, but wants to hand off some of the coordinating duties.  It might take more than a few people to replace him properly.

 

Golf Committee Members 2020

The 8th Annual Golf Tournament is a coming in July 2020.  We are in need of a few active committee members to help us recruit sponsors and donations for the upcoming event.  A few of our active committee members are devoting their time elsewhere and we need new blood to take an active role.

 

If you are interested in any of these options or you have other ideas or ways to help the council, please contact Tom Worthington, Grand Knight at tworthington@mcgrathnorth.com, Zach Royse, Deputy Grand Knight at zachroyse@hotmail.com, or Chris Miller at millercthomas@gmail.com

 

Calendar Club

2019 Calendar Club Tickets have sold out

 

The Calendar Club Program has been a game changer for our Knights Council, our parish community, and the Omaha community.  Year 3 is in the books and soon we will decide on our charitable acts for 2019.  Thanks to all the bought and/or sold tickets this year.  We will be back in September for another exciting year.  Good luck to all that bought tickets and please pray for guidance and support for our Knights who will be looking to help others.

 

 

2017 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2017 Charitable Donations

 

2018 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2018 Charitable Donations

 

2019 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2019 Charitable Donations

 

2020 Calendar Club Winners                                                                    2020 Charitable Donations (stay tuned...)

 

2019 Prize Sheet

 

 

2017 Calendar Club Donations

1st year of Knights of Columbus 10909 Calendar Club ticket sales

All 1250 tickets were sold.

$30,000 in prize money was awarded to various buyers from all over the country.

Over $27,000 was given out to various charities under our 4 pillars which the Knights set up.


 

Pro-Life

Knights Council 10909 was the lead gift for a 4D Ultrasound donated to Essential Pregnancy Services.  We partnered with EPS and the Nebraska Supreme Council to provide women the opportunity to see their babies before they were born.  Studies show that 80% of women who see their ultrasound choose to keep the baby.

 

Education

The Knights had started 4 one-time $500 scholarships to 8th graders to help with tuition to a Catholic High School.  With the Calendar Club, we were able to offer 4 renewable $500 scholarships to students for every year they attend a Catholic High School.  These scholarships are based on their faith, acts of charity, and essays.

 

This year’s winners were: 

Micah Fullinfaw - Omaha Skutt High School

Theresa Howard - Omaha Skutt High School

Adam Lierz - Omaha Skutt High School

Allie Lierz - Omaha Skutt High School

  

Vocations

Our priests are the greatest gift given to us by God.  Saint Pope John Paul II wrote in 2004, “without the priest, there is no Eucharist.  Without the Eucharist, the Church simply does not exist.”  With that in mind, we were able to help vocations and support of our priest in different ways.

  • Contributed to the well-being of two seminarians
  • Contributed to the financial stability of a well-designed vocations camp called Camp Virtus de Veritas.
  • Support St. Wenceslaus’s own Vocations Committee
  • Support the Archdiocese Vocations Program
  • Support of University of Nebraska-Omaha Newman Center

 

Community Outreach

The Knights Council always wants to be of service to our parish community, but also the great Omaha community.  This year we were able to help several local charities by giving them approximately $400 to help in their ministries.  We selected in 2017 to help 15 different organizations that had been the St. Wenceslaus Charities of the Month.

2018 Calendar Club Donations

2nd year of Knights of Columbus 10909 Calendar Club ticket sales

All 1250 tickets were sold.

$30,000 in prize money was awarded to various buyers from all over the country.

Over $28,000 was given out to various charities under our 4 pillars which the Knights set up.


 

Pro-Life

Knights Council 10909 again helped Essential Pregnancy Services this year.  We were able to support financially, physically, and spiritually to the construction of a chapel at their Maple Village Location. 

New this year, we supported the building of two new homes in Iraq for Christians under persecution there.  To see more, click here.

 

Education

The Knights had started 4 one-time $500 scholarships to 8th graders to help with tuition to a Catholic High School.  With the Calendar Club, we were able to offer 4 renewable $500 scholarships to students for every year they attend a Catholic High School.  These scholarships are based on their faith, acts of charity, and essays.

 

This year’s winners were: 

Maria Trautman – Duchesne Academy

Lauren Montague – Marian High School

Maxwell McLaughlin – Creighton Prep

Anne Marie Masek – Marian High School

 

 

Vocations

Our priests are the greatest gift given to us by God.  Saint Pope John Paul II wrote in 2004, “without the priest, there is no Eucharist.  Without the Eucharist, the Church simply does not exist.”  With that in mind, we were able to help vocations and support of our priest in different ways.

  • Contributed to the financial stability of a well-designed vocations camp called Camp Virtus de Veritas.
  • Support St. Wenceslaus’s own Vocations Committee
  • Support to St. Wenceslaus’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry with training staff members and sending youth to Steubenville Conference

 

Community Outreach

The Knights Council always wants to be of service to our parish community, but also the great Omaha community.  This year we were able to help several local charities:

  • Bethlehem House – money for construction of storage shed
  • Catholic Charities
  • Holy Family Catholic Church
  • Sienna Francis House

2019 Calendar Club Donations

3rd year of Knights of Columbus 10909 Calendar Club ticket sales

All 1250 tickets were sold.

$30,000 in prize money was awarded to various buyers from all over the country.

Over $29,000 was given out to various charities under our 4 pillars which the Knights set up.

 

Pro-Life

Knights Council 10909 again helped Essential Pregnancy Services this year.  We were able to support financially, physically, and spiritually to the construction of a chapel at their Maple Village Location.  New communication system to allow the EPS staff to receive phone calls and text messages on a 24/7 basis.  Currently, this is available only during hours when the “phones” are staffed – which results in MANY missed opportunities . . . . particularly during “after hours” when these calls are likely to be most prevalent and necessary.  Further, current text capability is almost non-existent and this will bring their ability to serve their constituents in line with the more commonly utilized text communication methods. Will also ensure that communications received and sent are HIPAA compliant.

 

Bethlehem House received a donation to help with unforeseen capitol expenses with their HVAC unit, patio and outdoor repairs.  We also supported their general fund.

 

Vocations

Our priests are the greatest gift given to us by God.  Saint Pope John Paul II wrote in 2004, “without the priest, there is no Eucharist.  Without the Eucharist, the Church simply does not exist.”  With that in mind, we were able to help vocations and support of our priest in different ways.

  • Contributed to the financial stability of a well-designed vocations camp called Camp Virtus de Veritas.
    • Camp Virtus de Veritas (V2) has been so successful they have added a second week of camp
      • Our own Fr. Taylor is the Chaplain for one of the camps.
  • Support St. Wenceslaus’s own Vocations Committee
  • Support to St. Wenceslaus’s Youth and Young Adult Ministry with training staff members and sending youth to Steubenville Conference

Catholic Education

The Knights had started 4 one-time $500 scholarships to 8th graders to help with tuition to a Catholic High School.  With the Calendar Club, we were able to offer 4 renewable $500 scholarships to students for every year they attend a Catholic High School.  These scholarships are based on their faith, acts of charity, and essays.

 

This year’s winners were: 

Kathryn Wagner

Katherine Goehring

Mick Tabor

Madeline Balus

 

 

Community Outreach

This year's charitable giving led us to give back to others in our community.  We are able to have Knights families give back to our brothers and sisters at the Stephen Center.  We are going to purchase, deliver and serve Godfather’s Pizza at the Stephen Center four (4) to five (5) times in 2019.  This might seem “insignificant”, but this is an uplifting act of love and outreach – and it has resounding impact on our brothers and sisters at the Stephen Center.

 

Spirit Catholic Radio received donations to have help with unforeseen capitol expenses regarding a power facility in Gretna.  Donations will help this need as well as help support their Challenger Club during the Spring Fundraiser.  We are truly blessed and grateful for Spirit Radio for bring the Catholic message on faith, hope, and love to people when their broadcast reach.

 

Hearts Connecting Hope Nigeria received donations to help with the construction of classrooms and teacher's living quarters.  We also provided funds for student scholarships.

Knights of Columbus Nebraska License Plate

Click Here to see Application and Instructions (Pages 4 and 5)

As a Brother Knight, it was my pleasure to work on this license plate project and get it rolling. Council 10184, Grand Knight Mike McDonnell, and I am happy to do the administrative work needed for this process. The following is some communication we can get out about how this works. Please feel free to share it in whatever format you would like. Let me know if you have any questions. It would be good to get this out to District Deputies, as well.

1. A Brother Knight will need to fill out the "Application for Organizational License Plates" form. The form is attached to this email. On the attached form, we have already filled out the "Name of Organizational Plate design for which this application is submitted" section with Knights of Columbus. The rest of the information needed will come from the individual Knight and their vehicle. The second attached page, labeled "Please Read Carefully", is just some general information regarding the process.

2. Fill out a check for $70 to "Knights of Columbus" or "Knights of Columbus #10184".


  1. Mail the check and a completed "Application for Organizational License Plates" to the following address:

Knights of Columbus #10184

4804 Grover Street

Omaha, NE 68106


  1. Once Council #10184 receives 250 prepaid applications, we will send a check to the State of Nebraska for $17,500. Once applications are processed, the applicants will receive an approval letter from the DMV. The letter indicates the date the plates will be available at the County Treasurer’s office and the County Treasurer’s telephone number to verify the Treasurer has received the plates. Current plates and registration must be surrendered when the organizational license plates are registered.WE NEED CHECKS AND COMPLETED APPLICATIONS MAILED TO US BY MONDAY, JULY 29, 2019.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

 

Q: Is this license plate only good for passenger vehicles?
A: Motor vehicles, motorcycles/autocycles, trailers, semitrailers, and cabin trailers are all eligible for an Organizational Plate.

Q: Is the $70 fee a one-time fee, or will I have to pay it every year?
A: The $70 is a yearly fee for having an organizational plate. However, if you decide you don't want to keep the plate after a year or two, there is no obligation to keep the Knights of Columbus plate. You can go back to regular plates if you so choose.

Q: Why is this plate $70 a year when some plates are only $5 or $10 per year?
This plate is an organizational plate which is created through a Prepaid Application process. Some other specialty plates may have been the result of a law passed in the Nebraska Legislature. There are currently 11 other organizations that have $70 specialty plates. The Nebraska Knights of Columbus have more member than many of those organizations and we should be able to get 250 prepaid applications.